bfsMaps: Plot Maps from Switzerland by Swiss Federal Statistical Office

At the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO), spatial maps of Switzerland are available free of charge as 'Cartographic bases for small-scale thematic mapping'. This package contains convenience functions to import ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) shape files using the package 'sf' and to plot them easily and quickly without having to worry too much about the technical details. It contains utilities to combine multiple areas to one single polygon and to find neighbours for single regions. For any point on a map, a special locator can be used to determine to which municipality, district or canton it belongs.

Version: 1.99.3
Depends: base, stats, R (≥ 4.0.0), DescTools
Imports: graphics, grDevices, sf
Suggests: R.rsp
Published: 2023-06-30
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.bfsMaps
Author: Andri Signorell [aut, cre], Juerg Guggenbuehl [ctb]
Maintainer: Andri Signorell <andri at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: bfsMaps results


Reference manual: bfsMaps.pdf
Vignettes: bfsMaps Companion


Package source: bfsMaps_1.99.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): bfsMaps_1.99.3.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): bfsMaps_1.99.3.tgz, r-release (x86_64): bfsMaps_1.99.3.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): bfsMaps_1.99.3.tgz
Old sources: bfsMaps archive


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